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THE IM,PORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST BY OSCAR WILDE May 13, 14, 15, 1965 Di·r eotor: M,rs. Ortha Stambaugh Designer-Technical Director: Prof. Fred T,hayer

CAST OF CHARACTERS Algernon Moncrje££

.. . .Jim Lewis

ETnest Worthing

. .Jack Wifight**

Ceoily Cardew

........ Vicki Bryan**

Gwendolen Fairfax

.. Barbara Wylie**


....... Ted Barainet••

Lane ...

..... Nick Walker

Lady Brncknell

... Barbara MiHer

Miss Pr,i sm

... Deedi Bebout

Reverend Chausuble

.. .. .. ............ ............ ... Bob Sutter

••Denotes members of Th.eta .Ailpha Pihi Dramaitics Fraternity

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES ACT I Algernon Monorieff's flat irn Hal.£ Moon Street, W. ACT II The garden act the Manor House, Woolton, Londorn ACT III The garrden at the Manor House, Wool ton TIME - London, 1895

ABOUT THE PLAY Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland .in 1854, and died in Paris 46 later, a£tea- a life filled wiith fame and scandal. He had adready begun 1to make a l,i terary reputaition as a,n undergmduaite at Trinity Col'lege, Dublin, and Magda,le111 College, Oxford, where he received the Newdigate P11ize for Poetry. 'When he was twenty-seven a colleotion of poems appeared, and was followed by THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES (1888). TCITT year,s later his famous novel, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, appeared. Then, in rapid succession, the plays. W ilde is cred:iited today with the revival of the thea,tre trad:iition of C0111gireve and Sheridan. He calJed THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," noting that it:s first act is "ingenious," ·the second "beautilul," and the third "abominably clever." The play satirizes biinth, love, mairriage, deaith, and respectability -everything that man cons:rders important.



THEATRE STAFF Pmf. Chades W. Dodrill**

Diireotor of Theatre

Mrs. Or,tha Stambaiugh

.. ......Director

Prof. Fred Thayer•* ..

.. ... Designer-Techniical Director

Mrs. Nancy Norris

...... Publicity Director

Dr. James Grissinger

... Chairman, Dept. of Speech

Kay BJ.ackledge• *

... .Box Office

Viicki Bryan°

.... .Box Office

Ted Baranet•*

.. .. Student Assistant

Jack Wright**

..S.tudernt Assistant


ACKNOW LEDGEMENTS Eaves Costume Company, New York, New York

PRODUCTION STAFF STUDENT DIRECTOR: Dave Samson AssISTANT To DIRECTOR: Sandra Leadingham STAGE MANAGER: Jan,e t Parsons CosTUMEs: Kathy Morris*, Chmn., Marsha Shauck, E laine Mollencopf*. HousE MANAGER: Holly Putterbaug,h LIGHTS: Lighting Class - Speeoh 214, Lynne Putterbaugh*, Ron Orbin*. :MAKEUP: Speech 314. PROGRAMS: Kay Blackledge** , Chmn. PROPERTIES: Marilou Holford**, Chmn., Linda Krakauskas, Tom James, Jeanne Lord*, Doug Bennett, Jan Lenahan. P UBLICITY: Go,r don Cook*, Chmn., Carol Darling**, Jan Len(!Jhan, Sherry Washburn, Charma Moreland. SET CONSTRUCTION: Stage Craft class, Shirley Gill, Bonney Burns, Keith Kaufman*, Pat Pierson. TICKETS: Vicki Bryan**, Dave Orb1n**, co-chmn., Jim Miskimen, Bonnie O'Leary, Penny Redmond, Judi Garratt, Pam Hudson.

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The Importance of Being Earnest - 1964  

The Importance of Being Earnest - 1964